Eucalyptus Dives

by Andrea on January 12, 2010

Feeling congested? Eucalyptus dives may help.

Eucalyptus dives is a unique essential oil that I love having in my collection.

It’s especially good for reducing thick mucus–great for that cold or flu that you just can’t shake and the congestion is driving you crazy! You can steam with it, put it into a chest rub, dilute it in an unscented lotion and massage your feet with it, or simply diffuse it.

It has a lovely camphoraceous, minty aroma that differs from all the other Eucalyptus species.

Eucalyptus  is best used with children over 10 years old and adults.

Eucalyptus dives Steam Blend

10 drops Eucalyptus dives
10 drops Siberian Fir (Abies siberica)
10 drops Ravintsara (Cinnamomum camphora)

This undiluted combination of oils becomes your “stock bottle.” Use one drop total from the stock bottle in a bowl of steaming water. Place a towel over your head and the bowl, close your eyes and breathe. Be sure the water is not too hot and your skin feels comfortable with the steam. I usually steam for about a minute. Great way to clear your head!

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Aromahead Institute, owned by Andrea Butje, is a premier resource for online aromatherapy classes. Andrea offers her inspired approach to online aromatherapy certification through essential oil videos and original education materials. Check out her book, Essential Living: Aromatherapy Recipes for Health and Home, on Amazon!

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Lauri January 26, 2015 at 12:02 am

Not realizing the official name of this particular kind of Eucalyptus is Eucalyptus Dives, I glanced at the title of this blog and picture of the cat and thought, “Oh wow, that sounds nice…maybe I need to take a Eucalyptus dive.” I thought you had come up with a clever way to describe “diving” your nose into your cupped hands to deep breathe an essential oil…and then I thought you found a cute picture of a cat trying to do it! It’s been a long day…I better go take a lavender “dive” and hit the hay!


Andrea Butje January 26, 2015 at 11:41 am

A lavender dive, I love it! 🙂


Eliane January 15, 2010 at 6:08 pm

just had a look at your facebook page as i am still wondering if and how to expand my page and connect it with my blog. i noticed a typo on the link to this blog: (so there is an e missing) cheers from icy ireland eliane


Maria January 18, 2010 at 12:20 pm

Thank you for the heads up! I just fixed that link.


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